Biographical sketch of Andrew Benton (1620-1683), who emigrated from England to Watertown, Massachusetts, probably in 1630. He moved to Milford, Connecticut by 1639, and to Hartford, Connecticut by 1660. He married twice (Hannah Stocking and Anne Cole).
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